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War from the ground up : twenty-first century combat as politics

Author: Emile Simpson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Series: Crises in world politics.
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Analyzes contemporary armed conflict from the point of view of a British infantry officer with experience on the battlefield; considers the concepts involved and the blurring of military and political activity that has challenged the distinction between war and peace.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emile Simpson
ISBN: 9780231704069 0231704062 0199327882 9780199327881
OCLC Number: 794366579
Description: x, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The language of war --
Clausewitzian war and contemporary conflict --
Globalisation and contemporary conflict --
Strategic dialogue and political choice --
Liberal powers and strategic dialogue --
Pragmatism and operational thought --
British strategy in the Borneo confrontation 1962/6 --
Strategic narrative --
Ethos, vision and confidence in strategic narrative --
Conclusion: Contemporary strategic thought.
Series Title: Crises in world politics.
Responsibility: Emile Simpson.

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Analyzes contemporary armed conflict from the point of view of a British infantry officer with experience on the battlefield; considers the concepts involved and the blurring of military and political activity that has challenged the distinction between war and peace.

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